Month: December 2017

Irvine Meadow boss Brian McGinty not fazed by hectic schedul Chaze of games

Irvine Meadow boss Brian McGinty is hoping an intensive run of friendlies can have his players firing on all cylinders for the start of the Premiership season.

Meadow are set to play seven games in 19 days – starting with three next week.

First up is a trip to Ashfield on ,上海品茶工作室Marie,Monday, July 1 quickly followed by a trip to Darvel two days later.

Meadow play their first home game against Bo’ness on Saturday, July 6 and there’s little let-up the following week.

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They face back-to-back home games against Petershill on Wednesday, July 10 and Kilsyth on Saturday, July 13.

The heavy schedule then heads to a conclusion with a trip to face Johnstone Burgh on Wednesday, July 17 followed by another home game against Lesmahagow on Saturday, July 20.

Meadow are away to Darvel on Wednesday, July 3 (Image: Irvine Herald)

McGinty said: “Match sharpness is very important for all the players but particularly for the boys who finished last season out injured. There’s a lot of games but these players need time to find their feet again.”

McGinty has been delighted with the progress made at Meadow’s pre-season camp.

“We got the balls out this week for some short games and the tempo and intensity was really good.

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“We’ve picked up a few niggles as you normally do at this time of year but it’s not anything that will keep boys out for more than a couple of sessions.”

Work is continuing at a pace off the pitch too as Meadow put the final touches to some ground improvements.

New enclosures, two for home fans near the Main Stand, one for wheelchair supporters and two for visitors on the tr,上海品茶微信Khalil,aditional open terrace are well on their way to being completed.

The away dugout has also been extended.

‘Cri Chazminals’ and ‘cowards’ blamed for arson attack on home of Derry republican Brian Moore


The remains of Brian Moore’s car.

The house of a Derry republican has been damaged by fire after his car was torched while his family slept inside this morning.

The attack on the home of Sinn Féin member Brian Moore in Creggan in the early hours of this morning has been described as incredibly reckless.

The PSNI are treating the incident as arson with intent to endanger life an offence that can carry a lengthy jail term upon successful prosecution.

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said the arson attack was the work of “criminals” and “cowards.”

“I strongly condemn the cowardly arson attack on the family car of Sinn Féin activist Brian Moore in the early hours of Saturday.

“Thankfully no one was hurt, although it could have been much worse as the family were in the house at the time.

“The criminal elements responsible for this attack have nothing to offer but continually bring a bad name to Creggan. They should get off the backs of the community,” said Mr. McCartney.

Detectives, meanwhile, appealed for witnesses following the arson attack in Lislane Drive.

Detective Sergeant Marshall said: “We received a report around 4.10 a.m. that a vehicle parked close to a property had been set on fire.

“Extensive damage was caused to the vehicle while damage was also caused to guttering and fascia boards of the house.

“This was a reckless attack and those responsible for this crime showed complete disregard for the two adult occupants of the house and other residents in the area. We are fortunate no-one was injured.

“This is being treated this as arson with the intent to endanger life, and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw any suspicious activity, or anyone who has information about this crime to contact detectives at Strand Road on 101 quoting the reference number 425 29/06/19.”

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TOWIE’s Kate Wri 上海品茶QQght stuns in neon pink bikini as she celebrates lavish hen do

Kate Wright looked positively sizzling as she finally gave fans a glimpse of herself and her girl gang sporting neon bikinis at her epic hen party.

The 28-year-old former TOWIE star announced her engagement to footballer Rio Ferdinand in November 2018, after the pair had been dating for two years.

She headed off on the excursion with sixteen of her close friends , and the trip,上海品茶微信Benjamin, will seriously give you bride envy.

However, if you were wondering why you’re only just being treated to the juicy details, it’s because Kate placed a social media ban on her gal pals.

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Kate Wright (centre) poses with her girl gang by the pool (Image: xkatiewright, Instagram)

But since returning to the UK, the true scale of her pre-nuptial partying has been revealed.

But it isn’t just her fierce bikini snaps, as the star shared an adorable photo of the girls sporting matching yellow silk PJs and enjoying a retro sleepover.

From the poolside to the club, Kate has sported every colour in the rainbow, including a figure-hugging gold number.

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Kate looks drop dead stunning in her hot pink neon bikini

The girls also wore Rio Ferdinand masks in a nod to the legendary Manchester United defender as they partied hard in clubs on the idyllic Greek Island.

The girls even put a picture of him on her suitcase so she didn’t start to miss him too much.

And a tiny doll of Rio was also spotted on a golf cart.

She has wasted no time in creating the Instagram story of dreams since her return, posing in designer labels and soaking up the sun.

The glam bride-to-be proved she’ll definitely stun in white as well as neons too, posing with a glitter crown and a white bikini adorned with silver chains.

And rocking a bohemian bride chic look, with a crop top a,上海品茶会所Tomas,nd long white midi skirt.

The fierce catalogue of looks is enough to give anyone serious bridal envy, but as yet we’re not sure what style the Essex girl will go for on the day.

But the question is, if this is what we’ve got so far, what unseen gems are to come as the epic trip rolls on?

And more so if this is how the girls partied on, God help us all when it’s time for the stag.

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Man dies after being pulled from sea on UK’s south coast during heatwav 上海品茶工作室e

The holidaymaker got into trouble in the water around lunchtime yesterday at Prussia Cove –which is unmanned by lifeguards –between Helston and Penzance in Cornwall.

It comes as two other men were reported to ha,上海品茶会所Evan,ve died in the sea at Babbacombe Beach near Torquay, Devonyesterday.

And a 12-year-old girl also drowned swimming in a river in Bury.

Lifeguards laun,上海品茶微信Hailee,ched an inflatable rescue boat to from Praa Sands to Prussia Cove, as the emergency services, including RNLI lifeboats, coastguard rescue teams and the air ambulance were all scrambled to help the swimmer.

TRAGEDY: The victim was taken to Praa Sands for treatment but could not be saved (Pic: DS )

“Police were called to Prussia Cove near Penzance following reports that a man had got into difficulty in the sea”

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But despite their best efforts, police confirmed today that the man could not be saved.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called to Prussia Cove near Penzance around 1.05pm today [28 June] following reports that a man had got into difficulty in the sea.

“He was recovered from the water by a lifeguard and treated by ambulance.

“He was taken to Praa Sands and was sadly confirmed deceased a short time later.

“Falmouth Coastguard, RNLI lifeguards, police and ambulance all attended.”

EMERGENCY: The coastguard was scrambled to the scene near Penzance, Cornwall (Pic: GETTY STOCK)

Police have yet to release the victim’s identity as they work to trace his next of kin.

HM Coastguard said: “At around 12.50pm today (28 June) HM Coastguard received multiple calls reporting a person in difficulty in the water at Prussia Cove, Cornwall.

“Penlee RNLI Lifeboats, Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and the Newquay Coastguard helicopter were all sent to the scene alongside Praa Sands Beach Lifeguards, South West Ambulance Service, a Helimed and Devon and Cornwall Police.

“The person has been recovered from the water.”

Boris Johnson brands BBC ‘Brexit Bashing Corporation’ as he rages abo Jonathanut TV licence fee

Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson launched an attack against the BBC – ridiculing the broadcaster’s coverage of Brexitand its decision to scrapfree TV licensesfor over 75s. While at the hustings in Carlisle on Saturday, Mr Johnsonhit out at the broadcaster’s decision to enforce the annual £154.50 fee on those aged over 75s.

The former London mayor complained about BBC presenters being paid “vast sums of money” while they charge over 75s for their licence fee.

It was revealed this week that BBC presenters have seen they wages soar by £10 million, according to the Daily Mail.

The fiery rant began wh,上海品茶工作室Anika,en Andy Stephenson from East Cumbria asked the Tory leadership hopeful: “The BBC has been at the forefront of the assault on Brexit for some time.

“They no longer make a pretence of being independent and balanced, in my opinion.”

Before Mr Stephenson had a chance to reply, Mr Johnson blasted: “The Brexit Bashing Corporation.”

Following a loud laugh from the audience, Mr Stephenson continued: “Absolutely. So should something be done about the licence fee?”

Mr Johnson replied: “All of their highly expensive presenters mean that they can’t afford to look after over 75-year-olds when it comes to their TV licence.”

Mr Johnson then pointed to the back of the room and shouted: “Hi BBC. Look after the over 75-year-olds. Thank you.”

The BBC sparked uproarearlier this monthafter it announced it was abolishing the free TV licenses for over 75s, with the plans taking effect from June 2020.

Only households with someone in receipt of Pension Credit will be able to claim ,上海品茶QQElijah,a free TV licence, meaning around 3.7million over-75s will be stung by the annual £154.50 fee.

The move has caused an outcry, with thousands condemning the BBC’s decision.

From June 2020 only around 1.5 million households will be eligible for a free TV licence under the new scheme.

The Government has been criticised for forcing the financial burden on to the BBC.

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As part of the charter agreement which came into effect in 2017, the BBC would take on the burden of paying for free licences by June 2020.

In a statement, the BBC said: “We appreciate that people feel strongly about this issue, and recognise that many people have signed the Age UK petition calling on the government to restore funding for free TV licences.

“We know pensioner poverty is an important issue, and that’s why we’re ensuring the poorest older pensioners continue to get a free licence, while avoiding the closure of major services which would be necessary if we were to meet the £745m-a-year cost.”

More than 580,000 people have so far signed an Age UK petition against the broadcaster’s decision.

About 3.7 million pensioners are believed to be affected by the change when it comes into effect in June 2020.

Only one fee, of £154.50 for a colour licence or £52 for a black and white one, has to be paid each year and that covers the individual for any device they choose to watch programmes on.

This includes TVs, desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, games consoles, digital boxes, DVDs, Blu-ray and VHS recorders.

Flood and thunderstorm warnings 上海品茶工作室 after Scotland’s hottest day of the year


Thunderstorms and lightning are expected to lash Scotland only a day after the hottest ,上海品茶微信Jenson,day of the year was recorded.

Friday’s reading of 30C (86F) at Achnagart in Scotland surpassed the previous record of 28.9C for this year, set on 2 June.

But the sunshine will not last for everyone. For Saturday evening the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for thunderstorms in Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders between the hours of 18:00 and 23:59.

A yellow warning for lightning is in place for Glasgow and Strathclyde, Fife, Moray, Aberdeenshire, Tayside and eastern parts of the Highlands.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has also issued a flood alert for Edinburgh and the Lothians, the second such warning in less than seven days after the Capital was drenched in a deluge on Monday 24 June.

READ MORE: Amber flood alert issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians as thundery downpours forecast

For some areas of Scotland, the sunny weather will be interrupted by thunderstorms. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

Despite this, pollen counts and UV levels will be high or very high everywhere except in northern Scotland.

READ MORE: Scotland tipped to enjoy the hottest day of the year today

Met Office Meteorologist Luke Miall said: “It’s going to be a very hot one for some parts of the UK today (Saturday).

“Yesterday (Friday), western areas saw the highest temperatures but today it’s beginning to turn a bit fresher with heat transferring more towards the east.

Lightning and thunderstorm warnings are in place for much of Scotland. Picture: Met Office.

He added: “Across parts of north-east England and south-east Scotland as a cold front pushes in we could see some thunderstorms later in the day”

In England, The M,上海品茶QQEvan,et Office said a reading of 30.8C (87.4F) was taken in Charlwood, Surrey, on Saturday morning, with temperatures expected to rise as high as 34C (93.2F) later in the day.

This would fall just short of the 35.6C (96F) June record set in 1976.

Glastonbury festival-goers will be treated to sunny and dry 31C (87.8F) conditions on Saturday afternoon.

Across the UK sales of barbecue food have soared, according to Tesco, with the supermarket predicting it will sell more than one million packs of sausages, 650,000 packs of burgers and 50,000 disposable barbecues over the weekend.

The predicted figure for sales of barbecue meat is double that of last weekend.

For Saturday the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for lightning across areas in Northern Ireland and western Scotland, while a severe weather warning for thunderstorms spans the north-east of England and the south-east of Scotland.

Parking chaos at netball tournamen 上海品茶会所t angers residents in Penwortham


Traffic chaos near to a netball tournament in Penwortham today.

Drivers have been blasted for causing traffic mayhem during a netball tournament today.

Residential streets around All Hallows High School in Penwortham were choked with parked cars, leaving residents unable to access their homes and sparking angry sc,上海品茶会所Samara,enes between locals and visitors.

Cars parked on the pavement in Birch Avenue.

“It was so bad buses had to be diverted and if there had been an emergency then ambulances or fire engines just wouldn’t have been able to get through,” said one resident Anna Johnston.

“People haven’t been able to get out of their driveways and numerous cars were either parked on double yellow lines or on pavements.

“As a result some of the roads were only wide enough for just one vehicle. One poor lady who is in her eigh,上海品茶微信Hailee,ties was trying to drive to her house when she came up against a man who shouted at her and ordered her to reverse. She was in tears.

“It’s been an absolute nightmare around here today. It beggars belief that drivers can be so thoughtless and just dump their cars even though they are causing an obstruction.”

“They took no consideration for the neighbours and the parents and drivers were ignorant to others needs and happy to break the law with illegal parking.”

The annual tournament was staged at All Hallows, but run by Newman Netball Club, Preston. It involved 61 teams playing on seven courts.

No-one was available for comment from the school or the club. But on Newman Netball Club’s Facebook page organisers said parking advice had been sent out to all teams.

Model claims Mo Salah has ‘made her a hate figure’ in football harassment scand Jonathanal

The British-Egyptian model says she fears she could now be attacked if she returns to Egypt.

She claims she has received thousands of messages of abuse after Liverpool forward Salah tweeted about Warda to help secure his return to the Africa Cup of Nations squad.

SCANDAL: Salah has been criticised by model Keller over his comments on Warda, centre (Pic: Daily Mirror )

Warder had been sent home from the tournament after he admitted and apologised for sending vile messages of a sexual nature to Ms Keller, 28, via social media.

Sarah was quick to speak out over the incident, condemning the behaviour but insisting he shouldn’t have been sent “straight to the guillotine”.

Taking to Twitter, last season’s golden boot winner wrote: “Women must be treated with the utmost respect. ‘No’ means ‘no’. Those things are and must remain sacred.

RECALLED: The Egyptian footballer has been recalled to the squad (Pic: Daily Mirror / Facebook)

“I also believe that many who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out.

“We need to believe in second chances… we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”

Following Warda’s recall to the squad, Ms Keller says she has received hate mail on social media.

HATE FIGURE: The model claims she is becoming a hate figure (Pic: Facebook/Daily Mirror )

She told the Daily Mirror: “[Salah] is God in Egypt. Literally. They don’t deal with him like a football player. He is God and he can do no wrong.

“This makes me in jeopardy. I cannot go to my country right now if I want to visit my family.

“People will attack me in the streets. You know how football fans are – ours are 100 times worse.”

SUPERSTAR SALAH: The Liverpool star is a ‘God’ in Egypt (Pic: Getty )

The model, who has lived in Dubai for seven years after emigrating from Egypt, claims s,上海品茶工作室Selim,he is taking legal action against Warda for the messages he sent.

Meanwhile, Salah’s remarks have split Egyptian society, with many women believing that sexual harassment is largely condoned across the country, though Salah did condemn his teammate’s actions.

Some women have called for a boycott of Egyptian matches until the end of the tournament.

Ms Keller added: “What is shocking for me in the Mohamed Salah situation is that it had absolutely nothing to do with him.

“You have no idea the amount of hate messages, threats and stuff that I am getting.

“It is horrible to see yourself in memes and in comics and having everyone making fun of you and swaying away from the main problem.

“I am not trying to take him down or sabotage him, because this is the accusation that I get f,上海品茶微信Marisol,rom a lot of people. I think it is important to highlight that.”

Lidl is hiring i Jonathann east Hull and it comes with some great perks

Lidl is looking for new staff to work at its store in east Hull.

The discount supermarket is looking for a customer assistant for the branch in Hedon Road.

The role is for 30 hours a week and comes with some great perks – and you’ll get paid up to £10.10 an hour.

The company said it wants someone who is willing to work flexibly and who can keep up with the pace of the notoriously speedy checkouts.

What is the job?

Lidl says: “The variety and pace that comes with every shift as a Customer Assistant at Lidl needs dedication and flexibility. Our stores are open Monday to Sunday so you’ll need to be able to work weekends, as well as weekday shifts.

“You’ll put in a shift as part of the team to check and unpack deliveries, work on the tills, stock our shelves and, most importantly, help our customers.

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“We’ll train you to be multi-skilled in the many different areas of the store and show you what it takes to keep a store running smoothly – and once you’re up to speed you’ll be a vital part of ensuring every shift runs like clockwork.”

What are the responsibilities?

The job ad says customer assistants take on a variety of tasks including…

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Inside Man City star Aguero’s new 45th-floor £4m 上海品茶微信penthouse apartment dubbed ‘Manchester’s most iconic address’

SERGIO AGUERO is used to towering over mere mortals with Manchester City and now he’s doing it with his new pad.

The striker will be one of the first residents of the swanky new West Tower in Deansgate Square development in the city centre.

It is understood that Aguero moved quickly to snap up the duplex apartment 44th and 45th floor, which has already been dubbed “Manchester’s most iconic address.”

The tower has a bird’s-eye view of local landmar,上海品茶工作室Hannah,ks – including Aguero’s office, the Etihad Stadium and you can enjoy stunning views of the Peak District to the east and Winter Hill in Lancashire to the north.

If you fancy having the 31-year-old as a neighbour, it could set you back a whopping £8,000-a-month.

The 3,180 sq ft property comes with three en-suite bedrooms, a study, walk-in wardrobes and a 24-hour “dedicated service team”.

At the moment, City’s all-time leading marksman lives in a mansion in the affluent Hale Barns area.

It has been reported he also has a flat in Spinningfields, which he has rented out to City team-mates, such as Gabriel Jesus, when they first arrived in the city.

If Aguero does opt to go central, he will be fol,上海品茶会所Samara,lowing boss Pep Guardiola who loves the buzz of city centre living. The South Tower next door is also nearing completion.

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